Football predictions – Irapuato vs Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz II – Mexico 15.01.18

Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz II have taken just one point from their last three Mexico. Segunda Division matches, following last weekend’s 3-1 defeat away to their opponent. Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz II are still seventh overall in the table, but the distance between them and the Continental qualification positions is slowly getting bigger. Saturday’s match at home to reigning champions Irapuato should prove no easy feat either – Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz II haven’t won against any Mexico. Segunda Division leader since September 2008 and, notably, are without a win against any side currently within the top eight so far this season.

Irapuato have turned around their “unconvincing” run in style over the past 7 days. Irapuato dominated and humiliated their opponent with a 8-0 win at home last weekend, which also saw their striker net his first hat-trick of 2017, to become the Mexico. Segunda Division’s joint top scorer (19 goals) in the process, before easing their way through to the semi-finals of the national cup at home to opponent during the week (3-0 win).

Irapuato are clear favourites here at 4/9 with bet365, but we feel that backing “both teams to score” at 21/20 has some decent potential for the following reasons:

Most people know about Irapuato and their striker, and for good reason too. He is a world class striker and currently in top form, with seven goals from his last four competitive outings. He’s also scored three goals in Irapuato’s last four on the road so you’d fancy him to continue this run as an anytime goalscorer at 4/7 with bet365. However, Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz II are not without a weapon of their own in French striker.Not to mention that he scored against the visitors earlier this season when Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz II took a point away from Irapuato (1-1 draw).

Notably, Irapuato’s recent domination has in fact come from matches at home. Irapuato have failed to keep a clean sheet in three of their last four Mexico. Segunda Division away matches, including against some much weaker teams than Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz II, and the added strain following their mid-week national cup match, where the league leaders fielded a full strength squad, should add even more value to Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz II getting one against them.

Regarding a correct score bet, though Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz II are unbeaten at home this season (W5 D5), Irapuato hold the best away record in the Mexico. Segunda Division (W8 D2 L1). Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz II’s poor track record against much stronger sides, combined with Irapuato’s return to goal-scoring form, means we feel the Irapuatons could sneak another win here. As such, we feel there’s decent value to be had backing a 2-1 Irapuato win at 15/2 with bet365.

Football predictions – Irapuato vs Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz II – Mexico 15.01.18

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